Alwaght-Saudi regime forces have killed the president of a Quran council as they torched his vehicle in Eastern Province, which is mainly populated by Shia Muslims.
According to the UK-based Arabic-language Nabaa television, the fatal incident happened on Saturday night, when Saudi regime forces fired gun shots into Amin al-Hani's car while he was driving in Awamiyah in the restive Qatif region,.
The shots set the vehicle ablaze and his charred body was then recovered from the burned-out car. A video of the incident, shot by a passing car, circulated in social media, showing the time Hani's car was burning in the raging fire.
Earlier on Saturday, Saudi regime snipers indiscriminately shot at another car, the driver of which lapsed into a coma due to multiple wounds and was hospitalized. Another man, a passerby, also sustained injuries in the shooting.
Saudi troops also indiscriminately attacked various parts of Awamiyah, inflicting heavy damage on residents' property.
Saudi forces started their brutal attack on Awamiyah village on May 10, using helicopter gunships and heavy weapons. The Saudi regime says the aim of the raid is to allow ‘renovation’ of the historic al-Mosara neighborhood to make way for a planned a new project.
The "renovation" of the historic 400-year old Mosara neighborhood has been highly controversial. In April, the United Nations called on the Saudi regime to halt the project, warning that it threatened "the historical and cultural heritage of the town with irreparable harm".
Awamiyah, a town of 30,000 in the Shiite Muslim -majority Qatif district in the Eastern Saudi province, was the home of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a high ranking Shiite scholar who was unjustly hanged in January last year for demanding the legitimate rights of the region’s residents.